Between 2019 and 2022, the City of Sainte-Thérèse will revitalize Turgeon Street between Dubois and Joseph-Hamelin Streets.
The case study conducted was one of fourteen studies included in Montreal Urban Ecology Centre’s report analyzing Complete Street transformations across the province of Quebec.
- Street Category: Commercial street
- Project length: 800 m
- Years of implementation: 2019-2022
Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Ville de Sainte-Thérèse
Between 2019 and 2022, the City of Sainte-Thérèse will revitalize Turgeon Street between Dubois and Joseph-Hamelin Streets. This section is centrally located in the core of the original village, known as the Village, a sector that combines a heritage setting and commercial activity. In addition to relocation of the electrical network underground, plans include the development of a new public square near the Sainte-Thérèse station and the redevelopment of certain intersections. The project is part of a Programme particulier d’urbanisme (PPU) central to the transit-oriented development (TOD) planned for the area surrounding Sainte-Thérèse’s intermodal station for the Saint-Jérôme/Montreal EXO commuter train.
In addition to widening sidewalks (from 1.2 to 1.7 m), the city will install concrete paving stone and pavement markings at pedestrian crossings to create a more comfortable and safer environment. Separating active modes of travel from vehicle lanes by installing sidewalks and unidirectional cycling paths at different levels will ensure comfort for all. A traffic light will be added at the intersection of Turgeon and Napoleon Streets to increase visibility at the pedestrian crossing.
Tactile warning plates will be added at certain intersections to help persons who are blind or visually impaired locate the pavement threshold. The width of the roadway will be narrowed at intersections to reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians. Curb ramps will also be installed at intersections.
The aim is to connect the planned cycling axis to the Route verte. The street, which currently includes a bidirectional cycling path, will be redeveloped. Unidirectional paths will be added on either side of the roadway to reduce the possibility of conflict with other road users.
New curb extensions at intersections will help reduce traffic speeds, increase the visibility of pedestrians, and reduce crossing distances.
Landscaping and furniture
The street will be lined with vegetative strips, including trees, plants and grassed areas, as well as new benches and bicycle stands. These additions will help beautify and green the sector.
The city has held meetings with citizens, merchants and various partners to discuss issues related to measures for mitigating the impact of the work. The various proposals have been made public in a report, which is available online.
Key element: tod sector consultation
The planned redevelopment was inspired by the June 2016 public consultation, whose theme was Rêvons notre ville (dream our city). On this occasion, residents of Sainte-Thérèse were invited to discuss their vision and hopes regarding the design of the TOD (transit-oriented development).
Cross section, corner of Dubois Street
Total pavement: +/- 10 metres